What to expect from a dental crown
Your dental professional may suggest that you undergo a dental crown treatment if you have:
- A really weak tooth which needs to be attached together or needs a bridge;
- Totally stained tooth;
- Want a dental crown because you want your tooth to look prettier
Types of Dental Crown
There are number dental crowns which can be used. These include ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel (cosmetic crowns are usually made of porcelain or ceramic because they give the look and feel of natural teeth). According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there are advantages and disadvantages for each type. Make sure your dentist talks about your specific situation and recommends the best one for you.
Time frame for dental crown
The practice for setting up a dental crown normally takes two separate visits to the dental clinic. In the first appointment, your dental professional will examine the tooth to ensure that it is effective and strong enough to support a dental crown. Thereafter they will begin filing it down to prepare for the crown. On the other hand, if the tooth is terribly damaged or deteriorated, your dentist may use filling to make it large enough so that it can effectively accept the crown.
According to Dr. Sunil Phol (the celebrity dentist in Thailand), after the tooth is filed to the appropriate contour, your dental practitioner will take an impression of the tooth. Along with that they will take the impression of the ones that surround it. Thereafter the tooth will be sent to lab where the lab assistant will make permanent crown. After the first visit your dentist will give you a temporary dental crown. This helps in protecting the tooth till the time the permanent one is made.
Your second visit will be once the permanent crown is ready. Here the temporary crown will be removed and your dental professional will fix the new crown with the help of a aqueous or non-aqueous adhesive to the tooth.
Your mouth might feel the awkwardness for a few days till the time the feeling of new crown sinks in. However, after a few months, the crown should look, function, and feel like a regular tooth. Make sure you speak with your dentist incase of any discomfort or if you have any further queries related to your crown.